Stumbled on a certain Stephen Lendman today and his article at Sibel Edmond’s ‘boiling frogs’ blog had me thinking about why my writing has been neglected over the past few weeks. On the one hand, that cognitive engagement led me to the conclusion that it has almost appeared pointless to paraphrase, rephrase, quote ad verbatim, something that has already been said elsewhere. Nevertheless, on the other hand, a little about turn was indulged in and on assessing the situation ….. well, if Stephen, and people like him, get a little bit of exposure … and this blog does represent “a little bit” at best, then maybe it might just sit with someone, it might just penetrate and …. could it really be that every little bit helps?
Ego will go onto quote Stephen ad verbatim as there really is very little to add to, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, However, while accepting that “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done, nothing you can sing that can’t be sung, nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game, it’s easy“, and Barack and Mitt have certainly learned how to play the game, I would suggest that we all need a little bit more than just love. Anyway it is over to Stephen:
“Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead. The same goes for choosing Republicans or Democrats. Each party replicates the other. On issues mattering most, not a dime’s worth of difference separates them. They’re pro-corporate, pro-war, pro-Israel, anti-populist, anti-civil and human rights, and anti all values real democratic societies cherish.
Post-November 6, nothing will change. Duopoly power assures harsher times ahead. Expect direct and proxy imperial wars to continue. New ones will be launched. War on terror/existential threat deception will justify them.Waging war on freedom rages domestically. Hypocrisy, not democracy, is policy. Dissent is endangered. Big Brother spying is endemic. Democratic values are fast eroding en route to disappearing altogether.Torture is official policy. It’s institutionalized at home and abroad. America’s gulag is the world’s largest. Anyone can be arrested, detained, and held uncharged indefinitely for any reason or none at all.
Obama appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. His kill list decides who lives or dies. No one is safe anywhere including US citizens. State-sponsored murder is policy. Death stalks anyone threatening Washington’s imperium.”